Hello! My name is Rachel Brakel and I am so excited to be part of the Hulstrom community! I have been teaching for the past 25 years and all of them have been at the middle school level. The first nine years of my career were spent teaching at Scott Carpenter Middle School in Adams 50. After that, I moved to Adams 12 where I began teaching at Shadow Ridge Middle School. I majored in History at CU Boulder and followed that up with a Masters Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education at the University of Colorado, Denver. United States history is my passion and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach and learn along with the fabulous students and families at Hulstrom!
When I am not teaching, I keep very busy with my family. My husband, Brett, is a retired teacher and is beginning a new career transporting elderly and disabled people. My oldest son, David, is attending Front Range Community College. Aaron, my middle child, is a Senior at Broomfield High School and plays competitive baseball. Finally, my daughter, Allie, is a freshman at Broomfield High School and is on the JV softball team along with playing competitive softball. Much of our time is spent attending the kids' various sporting events and taking them to practices and classes! I feel very fortunate to have such a great family and to live in the beautiful state of Colorado!